Four years ago I listened to A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. That book made me laugh and it made me think. A few years later I was reading Barbara Brown Taylor, Rob Bell, Bob Goff, Micha Boyer, and Jen Hatmaker. These authors also made me think. Last spring I saw that Rachel Held Evans had a new book coming out and I hit pre-order without hesitation. I devoured that book and quickly started looking for someone who wanted to talk about it. I was surprised and excited when 15 women said they wanted to join the conversation. We had one dinner book group but needed a second. I think we could probably have talked through a third evening. So much to think about.
In mid-April, Rachel Held Evans got sick. And all too soon, she was gone. I know she had so much more to teach us about caring for one another and honoring all of God’s creation.
There are many articles about Rachel. Read about her. Read about her tribe. Read. But don’t get lost in the sadness of loss. Get lost in her words and her encouragement.